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Recommended by 984 out of 1011 hikers


  • Alwin

    You can't miss it, it's fantastic.

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    • May 18, 2021

  • Thilo3000

    Nice section for hiking or driving. Almost at ground level and good road surface. I find the minimal gradient and the intact water system / structure impressive

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    • June 3, 2020

  • Karsten

    The Dammgraben is the longest man-made ditch in the Upper Harz and is part of the Rammelsberg Mine, Old Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management and has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2010.
    Its purpose was to divert surface water for the operation of the Upper Harz coal and steel industry from distant areas with high levels of precipitation (in particular from the Bruchberg massif and parts of the Brocken massif). It gets its name from the Sperberhaier Dam, which bridges a depression in the terrain.

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    • December 17, 2020

  • Alwin

    Always an experience to hike on the Dammgraben.

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    • October 24, 2021

  • Nicole

    Just walk with the water or listen to whether it has anything to tell :-)

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    • June 9, 2020

  • Ilona

    Beautiful hiking trail through the forest, without significant gradients and the soft rippling of the water next to you

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    • September 23, 2019

  • Tobi

    Very pleasant to hike as there is no HM.

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    • September 15, 2020

  • Frank

    A very nice and easy way. Highly recommended for wheelchair users and disabled.

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    • August 18, 2019

  • Andreas

    Historical building! Man feels transported to the Middle Ages.

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    • August 28, 2019

  • Axel

    A wonderful path even for inexperienced hikers and mountain bikers.
    Especially recommended on hot days.

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    • August 5, 2020

  • Andreas H.🐶🥾

    Ideal for dogs to freshen up :)

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    • October 28, 2020

  • Jen

    Impressive how long the dam is.

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    • July 31, 2020

  • Thorsten Fabisch

    Located on the Harzer Hexenstieg, very relaxed walking with a great forest climate, peppered with interesting facts.

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    • November 15, 2020

  • Klaus

    Mining facility that demands a lot of respect from me.

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    • September 26, 2019

  • Lord Richie

    A nice quiet passage

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    • May 30, 2020

  • Carola K.

    Clear enough to serve as a source of drinking water, if necessary.

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    • July 9, 2019

  • Wandervogel

    beautiful path along the Harz water shelf with many worth seeing historical places

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    • November 30, 2019

  • Xyston

    The advantage of the paths along the trenches is that there is usually no incline. An exception is the upper course of the dam ditch from Förster-Ludwig-Platz.

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    • January 30, 2021

  • Liek

    Very nice hiking trail along the water channel.

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    • June 24, 2020

  • Morgana

    Very nice section along the dam ditch. There is still forest there, the water babbles soothingly, there are small information boards at the edge of the path, easy to walk there, at ground level and well developed, no meters in altitude,

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    • April 2, 2021

  • Andi

    Super nice hiking route along the dam ditch

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    • April 3, 2021

  • Dayenna

    Gorgeous long paths along the dam ditch! It is very interesting that the special features of the Upper Harz water shelf are pointed out and explained here in many places.

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    • May 14, 2021

  • Ullrich Dankert

    The path on the Dammgraben is something special and doesn't have to go up and down a lot.
    Unfortunately, the storm and drought left many trees to die for.

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    • July 21, 2021

  • david

    Relaxed path with only a slight incline / decline. Nice route, for example from Altenau in the direction of the Nabentaler waterfalls. :)

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    • July 23, 2021

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